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Topic: WWP Round 34 - Ostara Traditions - Sign up 02/04-02/12 - Send out 03/12/2012  (Read 34252 times)
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« on: February 04, 2012 08:29:04 PM »

Swap name: WWP Round 34
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wulf
Sign-up dates: February 4 to 12
Send out by: March 12

Limited to a certain number of people?: 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? Swap participants must be 18 years old.

Swap Organizer himself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

WWP Round 34 - Ostara Traditions

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The Spring Equinox, when the day and night are the same length, has been observed as a sacred festival for thousands of years. This is the true return of the Sun promised by Imbolc six weeks earlier, the first signs of new life returning to the Earth. As Christianity spread throughout Europe, it kept many of the Pagan symbols of the season, such as eggs, lambs, and decorated breads, and others that weren't officially adopted by the new religion stayed on in folk culture. Both Christianity and modern Paganism have named this festival after the Goddess Estre or Ostara.

Many familiar Easter traditions have their origins in the ancient pre-Christian festival, and Wiccans and modern Pagans have brought new and reconstructed rituals and symbols to our observance of Ostara. In this swap, we're going to craft items for each other that reflect the traditions of Ostara, both ancient and modern. What favourite Easter traditions that you have adapted to Ostara? What new images and ideas would you like to add to your partner's seasonal practice?

This will be a 4 point swap, with each participant creating a package that adds up to the equivalent of 4 points according to these guidelines:

By Points:
Large=3 points
Medium=2 points
Small= 1 point

By Time
-Large = 4 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = less than 2 hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

PM me (Wulf) with this completed questionnaire to join the swap. Remember that good communication, both with your partner and the group, is essential to the success of a swap. So be sure to post regularly to the forum and stay in contact with me and your partner, especially if you're having any sort of trouble during the swap period. When you mail your package, be sure to get a Delivery Confirmation or Tracking number, and PM me and your partner both when you send your package and when you receive your partner's package. It's a good idea to take photographs of your crafts before you mail them (just in case), and please post photos of the crafts you receive.

Links to previous Ostara swap galleries:
2011 2010 2009 2006

monnie31 ----> PianoBabay
     Swap Angel VegasZombie ----> Monnie31
Witchhippie <---> MamanTattoo
Wulf <---> holistic knitter
Rosie1981 <---> Sabertooth Pixie
Quasior <---> sugarsandwitch
whileitsraining <---> Radmom

The questionnaire:

Name of swap: WWP Round 34
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)

Do you have any allergies or aversions?

What allergens are in your home?

What is your philosophy/religion/branch/etc.?

What deity/deities/etc. is/are special to you?

Are you out of the broom closet?

Are you ok with tasteful nudity?

Do you have favorite colors, stones, etc?

Tell a bit about what you and your family do for Ostara/Easter. What are your favourite things about this seasonal celebration? What would you like your Ostara traditions to be?

What kinds of crafts do you do?

What kinds of crafts do you love the most, and admire?

Is there anything you would rather not receive?

Anything else you want to add?

Who have been your last 3 WWP swap partners?
« Last Edit: March 29, 2012 04:46:52 PM by Wulf - Reason: added swap angel » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012 05:38:44 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012 06:28:07 AM »

Wulf, can you give me a link to a previous round? tnx

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012 06:36:31 AM »

The theme is beautiful, Wulf!
I'll fill the Q and send somewhere tomorrow Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012 06:59:55 AM »

I agree, the theme is lovely! I will work on getting my questionnaire in the next couple of days.

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012 11:48:28 AM »

I'm in as soon as I receive feedback!!!!


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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012 05:37:53 PM »

I need to take a small break, but I will be lurking and commenting! I LOVE the theme!

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012 11:33:09 AM »

i am going to have to sit this one out to try and finish up somethings for me and mine.  i will be stalking you all though and hopefully back in for beltane.

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012 11:36:14 AM »

Questionnaire sent  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012 04:00:59 PM »

I thought I'd posted here last night to say I'd added links to the previous Ostara Swaps, but Craftster seems to have eaten it. So here we are. There didn't seem to be any Ostara swaps for 2007 or 2008.

2011 2010 2009 2006

I think I've updated everyone's swap status. Let me know if "WWP Round 34" doesn't show up on your profile if you've sent me your questionnaire.

« Last Edit: February 06, 2012 04:01:25 PM by Wulf » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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